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Elma Riza

1986 / Les Lilas (France) 

French-Tunisian visual artist, she works and lives in Berlin since 2007.

  • Since 2020 she is part of the collectiv Les Actionnaires
  • Since 2019 she is artist member by Frauen Museum Berlin
  • Since 2019 she has her studio in Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin (Achtung Studio K43)
  • Since 2018 she is artist member of La Boîte _ Un centre d’art contemporain Tunis
  • 2014-2019 she has set up an experimental platform for interdisciplinary instant composition, “Imprévu Berlin”.
  • 2011-2014 she directed the KOLLEKTIVTRANSIT (Musiktheater & Tanztheater) with Benedikt Bindewald
  • 2007-2010 she created and managed with Olja Koslova the artist group ORT-Berlin & anderswo

STUDIES

  • 2012  Diploma with honors (equivalent to a master) from the Kunsthochschule higher education college in Berlin–KHB
  • 2008 – 2012 Kunsthochschule higher education college in Berlin
  • 2005 – 2007 Beaux-Arts higher education college in Nantes, France
  • 2004 – 2005 Beaux-Arts education college in Rueil Malmaison – Ile de France

EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS 2016/19 (selection)

  • “How to make a bee-line”, duo exhibition & collaboration with Petra Gell / Galerie Philomena+ Wien (2020)
  • “Logique d’Espaces”, solo exhibition / galerie weisser elefant Berlin (2020)
  • “Sculptures Filaires” site specific sculptures for the building of KILANI group Tunis (2019)
  • “Verschiebung der Räume”, duo exhibition with Aurélie Pertusot / Pavillon am Milchhof Berlin (2019)
  • “Tentatives à la Limite _ Yellow!” / BcmA Gallery Berlin / Performance Art Festival #4 (2019)
  • “Suivez la ligne” / Solo exhibition / La Boîte_un centre d’art contemporain Tunis (2018)
  • “Max Artists: 1 room 8 spaces” / Collective exhibition / Max Liebermann Haus Berlin (2018)
  • Überraschung #2! / Collective improvised exhibition / Kunstverein Neukölln (2018)
  • Les Recombinants / Foire internationale d´Art contemporain de Marseille (2018)
  • Species of Spaces – Golden Fragments / Collective exhibition / Luisa Catucci Gallery Berlin (2017)
  • On a clear Day ? / Collective exhibition / Kunsthaus Essen (2017)
  • Lines_One day exhibition by Elma Riza / Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (2017)
  • Draw to perform 3 – Symposium / Crows Nest Gallery, London (2017)
  • Perspectives – Raumenrkundung V, solo exhibition “site specific” / Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin (2017)
  • Festival Improvisation Xchange / EDEN-Dock11, Berlin (2016)
  • Festival NAH DRAN /ada Studio Berlin (2016)
  • SPACE/TIME Festival  / Flutgraben Berlin (2016)
  • Festival “Les Spectacles Sauvages” / Le Regard du Cygne, Paris (2016)
  • „60 minutes evening“, event organized by Impro Per Arts. / Mime Centrum, Berlin (2016)

RESIDENCIES 

  • 2020 – Philomena+ Wien, Austria
  • 2017 – Kunsthaus Essen, Germany
  • 2016 & 2017 – Nun Art  Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 – TCRM-Blida Metz, France
  • 2014 – Atelier REAL Lisboa, Portugal

FELLOWSHIP

  • 2016/18 MAX – ARTISTS IN RESIDENZ AN GRUNDSCHULEN /  Stiftung Brandenburger Tor

PUBLICATIONS

  • Logique d’Espaces, exhibition catalogue, galerie weisser elefant, 2020
  • REFLECTION, brochure exhibition, Milchhof Pavillon, 2020
  • From line to space_Elma Riza 2014-2019, Leaflet, self production, 2019
  • Max Artist in Residence, Project catalogue, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor Berlin, 2017/2018
  • De la ligne à l’espace_Elma Riza 2014-2018, leaflet, self production, 2018
  • Raumerkundung I-V, exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Neukölln, 2017
  • On a clear Day?, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Essen, 2017
  • Max Artist in Residence, project catalogue, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor Berlin, 2016/2017

VIDEOGRAPHY

  • 2020 “La Traversée”, Video, 6min // Camera, direction, editing
  • 2020 “How to make a bee-line”, Video, 9min32 // Camera, direction, editing // Galerie Philomena+, Vienna
  • 2020 “Golden Fragments”, Video, 12min16 // Director, Editor // galerie weisser elefant Berlin
  • 2020 “Tentatives au Kitschs II”, video, Les Actionnaires, 15min22 / camera, cut/ Kunsthaus Bethanien
  • 2019 “Vue du ciel”, video installation, 9min35 // // Camera, direction, editing
  • 2015 “Playground”, video, 15min.16 // director, editor // Xchange Festival Berlin
  • 2015 “Between The Lines #5”, video, 13min07 // director, camera, editing // Xchange Festival Berlin
  • 2014 “The Living Library”, experimental fiction, 5min14 / direction, camera, editing // Ponderosa
  • 2014 “L’île Saturne_La chute de Téphras”, music dance advisor film (silent film with live music), Kollektivtransit Berlin, 53min35 // director, camera, editing // Tatwerk Berlin
  • 2012 “Two days before night”, experimental fiction, diploma project, 25min50 // director, camera, editing
  • 2012 “Grüne Stücke”, experimental fiction, 9min10 // director, camera, editing // Tatwerk Berlin
  • 2011 “Once Upon a Time in the Blue East”, experimental fiction, 9min48 // director, camera, editing // 48 Stunden Neukölln
  • 2010 “Des champs vides”, experimental fiction, 2min.59 // director, camera, editing // apartment exhibition Florence, Italy
  • 2009 “Présences”, experimental fiction, 1min03 // director, camera, editing // 48 hours Neukölln
  • 2008 “Further than all similar places”, experimental fiction, 5min37 // Director, Camera, Editing // Gallery La traverse Marseille, France
  • 2010 “Couleurs d’une ville”, experimental fiction, 3min21 // director, camera, editing // 48 Stunden Neukölln
  • 2007 “Aniba_Acte V”, experimental fiction, 3min51 // director, camera, editing // ACUD Gallery Berlin
  • 2006 “Week-End”, experimental fiction, 3min55 // director, editor
  • 2005 “L’Opéra des quat’fous”, experimental fiction, 10min22 // director, camera, editor

WORKSHOPS – LAB (selection)

  • Workshops for children “Labyrinth & Imaginäre Räume” & “Vom Blatt Papier zur Raum_Imaginäre Landschaft” / Young Arts Neukölln / 2020
  • Workshop “Composer dans l’espace” with the employees of the company TERIAK Laboratories Tunisia / 2019
  • Workshop “Initiation to abstraction, composition & Improvisation” with the students of the International Scholl of Düsseldorf / 2019
  • Art workshops for primary schools / Young Arts Neukölln / 2019
  • 2019-2020 Bauhaus RaumLabor / Jugend im Museum e.V. (Workshops in Kitas / Co-project Leitung) / 2019
  • Experiment Raum für Kinder & Eltern / every month in Kunstquartier Bethanien / 2019
  • Workshop “Dessiner dans l’espace” with the employees of the company KILANI Group Tunis / 2018
  • Atelier Lab – “When Visuel Art meet Instant Composition”/ Elma Riza’s Atelier & Kunstquartier Bethanien / 2017-2020
  • Workshop “Performativ Prozess – Space/Object and Body” with the students of the Duisburg-Essen University in Kunsthaus Essen / 2017
  • ZOOM LABOR with Elma Riza – “Performance-Installation” workshops Serie / Mime Centrum Berlin / 2015-17